“If I die in police custody, burn everything down, koupe tèt, boule kay. No building is worth more than my life. No white person’s life or sell-out kneegrow’s life is more important than my life. Koupe tèt, boule kay! If I die in police custody, it won’t be suicide. White supremacy murdered me. It will be because I had tried not to accept their torture and was doing my best to take a few terrorist down with me because they kept me in a cage, wouldn’t let make a phone call, put my bail too high for an ordinary Black woman to pay for switching lanes and would not stop the physical and psychological brutality. It will be self-defense, a human right I own. But there is no justice for the un-assimilated Black women and their children in America. And I mean the whole hemisphere. Like Malcom X says, if I got to give up my life, let it be even-steven. Black mothers are rising! Desalin says NO to white supremacy, torture and tyranny in Haiti, in the US, everywhere and in all its forms. I want to live. I want to live. I want to live FREE. If I die in police custody, say my name, say my name, the one I chose, not the colonial name I was given.
Say Ezili Dantò, say my name.
Give Ezili Dantò her tongue back.” — Ezili Dantò,
Give her a swift kick in her fat butt.
HLLN/Free Haiti Movement, July 28, 2015, on the 100th anniversary of the US occupation of Haiti (Watch, Black mothers rising video: If I die in police custody, here. )
“The West has two faces. One evil.”